Miss Stanis­laus Spirit Pageant Now Seek­ing Area Par­tic­i­pants

Riverbank News - - 209 LIVING -

The Sec­ond An­nual Miss Stanis­laus Spirit Princess Pageant, a pageant for girls with dis­abil­i­ties, is a mag­i­cal event that is sched­uled for June. It is hosted by the Modesto 500 Lions Club and pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the So­ci­ety for dis-ABIL­I­TIES. This pageant puts the con­tes­tants on a mem­o­rable path; this ex­pe­ri­ence is de­signed to give par­tic­i­pants great memories, strong friend­ships, and a defin­ing sense of ac­com­plish­ment. The pageant will def­i­nitely be mag­i­cal. Par­tic­i­pants are be­ing sought from through­out the re­gion.

Reign­ing Miss Stanis­laus Spirit is Hayven Smith of Oak­dale, who was named the in­au­gu­ral Princess at the 2017 pageant.

The pageant will be Satur­day, June 2 at Downey High School Au­di­to­rium, 1000 Cof­fee Road, Modesto. Ad­mis­sion is $15 per per­son. Chil­dren 5 and un­der are ad­mit­ted free. Tick­ets are avail­able through a Modesto 500 Lions Club mem­ber, and the So­ci­ety for dis-ABIL­I­TIES. It is also pos­si­ble to spon­sor a princess for $100.

Pageant en­try is open to girls from 5 to 22 with a dis­abil­ity. A non-re­fund­able reg­is­tra­tion fee of $25, ap- pli­ca­tion, and photo for the pro­gram is re­quired. In­cluded in the reg­is­tra­tion fee is one guest ticket, a com­pli­men­tary hair styling, a Princess Party Lun­cheon, a goody bag, and a par­tic­i­pa­tion tro­phy. In ad­di­tion to Miss Stanis­laus Spirit Princess be­ing crowned, Miss Best Friend will also be rec­og­nized.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pat Casey-Gil­lum at (209) 525-9211 or pa­tri­ci­a_gillum@sbc­global.net; Gabrielle Deu­bert at (209) 581-3941 or gdeu­bert@vcdi.org; or Carolyn Gomes at (209) 524-3536 or carolyn@so­ci­ety­fordis­abil­i­tites.org.

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED

Shown, Hayven Smith of Oak­dale, who was crowned the in­au­gu­ral Miss Stanis­laus Spirit Princess last fall. Also in­cluded are Best Friend Award Re­cip­i­ent, Ju­liana Reyes, Board Pres­i­dent Richard O’Brien and vis­it­ing roy­alty in­clud­ing the 2017 Miss Oak­dale Rodeo.

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